Daily Archives: May 5, 2021

Board member explains decision to keep Trump off Facebook for now, and why he may be back


PBS NewsHour

Published on May 5, 2021

Four months after Facebook indefinitely suspended former President Donald Trump’s account, the company’s oversight board backed the initial decision to throw him off the platform at the time. But the board may have opened the door to allowing Trump back on this fall. John Samples, vice president of the Libertarian Cato Institute, is a member of the board and explains the decision to Stephanie Sy.

Trump rips Cheney, McConnell, Pence over 2020 election


The Hill

Published on May 5, 2021

Former President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and former Vice President Mike Pence, blaming the three for failing to back his false claims about the 2020 presidential election.

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US storms: Hail, tornadoes and flash floods wreak havoc – BBC News


BBC News

Published on May 5, 2021

Tornadoes, flash floods, and hail have caused extensive damage throughout the south of the United States.

The region has been battered by four days of storms – and the dangerous weather is predicted to continue.

A high school gardening club plans seeds of community


CBC News: The National

Published on May 5, 2021

When the pandemic forced a Markham, Ont., high school to close its greenhouse, the garden club gave out seed kits in the community, recruited residents of some retirement homes to help with the planting and made some new connections along the way.

Masterclass: Professor Mark Crispin Miller Teaches Election Theft


Shoot First Inc.

Published on May 5, 2021

An outtake from FREE FOR ALL! filmed in 2008 at NYU. More info at http://SaveOurElections.org#SaveOurElections

The Voter ID Scam


Shoot First Inc.

Published on May 5, 2021

Expanded interviews from “FREE FOR ALL! One Dude’s Quest to Save Our Elections” available at http://SaveOurElections.org#SaveOurElections

Fighting Election Theft: What You Can Do


Shoot First Inc.

Published on May 5, 2021

Investigative journalists Brad Friedman, Mark Crispin Miller, Bob Fitrakis and Greg Palast describe how we can fight voter suppression efforts. Outtakes from “FREE FOR ALL! One Dude’s Quest to Save Our Elections” available at http://SaveOurElections.org#SaveOurElections

Cheney’s views on Trump puts her GOP post in peril


Associated Press

Published on May 5, 2021

No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that fallout over her clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to overcome. (May 5)

Can democracy exist in the digital era? – YouTube

The Real News Network

Streamed live 97 minutes ago

From viral police brutality videos shot by citizen journalists to whisper networks and remote organizing during the pandemic, digital technologies have empowered people around the world to advance their struggles for justice, accountability, democracy, and dignity. At the same time, from unrelenting lobbying efforts to sophisticated systems of surveillance and censorship, from Facebook going to battle with the Australian government to gig companies rewriting labor law in California, Big Tech continues to assert its power to set the limits of democracy for the rest of us. So, what does “democracy” even mean in the digital era? Who decides what that meaning is? And what does the struggle for democracy look like in our technology-filled world?

In the second of our three-part livestream series “The Long Sili-CON: Power & Censorship in the Digital Era,” co-produced by TRNN and Project Censored, we explore the ways our digital reality has shaped our ability to live and act democratically. We will host this livestream on Wednesday, May 5, from 8-9:30 pm EDT on The Real News Network YouTube channel, which will include a panel discussion and a live Q&A session with panelists and audience members. Our panel will include:

Maximillian Alvarez (discussion moderator) – Editor-in-Chief, The Real News Network Veena Dubal — Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings Meredith Whittaker — Minderoo Research Professor, New York University; co-founder of AI Now Institute Robin Andersen — Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University Mickey Huff (Q&A moderator) – Director, Project Censored; President, Media Freedom Foundation

Join us for this important event and be part of the discussion! Register on Eventbrite for information about viewing and for updates on the other livestreams in the series.

Former Republican Congressman Is Incredibly Concerned About The Current GOP | MSNBC


MSNBC

Published on May 5, 2021

Denver Riggleman, former Republican Congressman from Virginia, says Republican leaders at the grassroots level need to “call out the ridiculousness” of the GOP leaders’ perpetuation of lies and their attacks on Liz Cheney for telling the truth.